ASTM D5151 - 06(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Detection of Holes in Medical Gloves

    Active Standard ASTM D5151 | Developed by Subcommittee: D11.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is designed to detect holes that leak water and thereby compromise the usefulness of the glove.

    This test method is suitable and designed as a reference method to evaluate samples of medical gloves.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the detection of holes in medical gloves.

    1.2 This test method is limited to the detection of holes that allow water leakage under the conditions of the test.

    1.3 The smallest hole size that will allow water leakage in a medical glove has not been determined and is beyond the scope of this test method.

    1.4 The safe and proper use of medical gloves is beyond the scope of this test method.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.140 (Hospital equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42132200(Medical gloves and accessories)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5151-06R11

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